Dec 8, 2014, 11:43 PM EST
The Yankees just made a big commitment to a free agent reliever, signing left-hander Andrew Miller last Friday to a four-year, $36 million contract. But they’re not done addressing the back end of their bullpen.
Dec 8, 2014, 10:50 PM EST
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the A’s front office has been eyeing White Sox infielder Marcus Semien, who could take over at shortstop next year in Oakland with Jed Lowrie departing as a free agent. Multiple prospects would also be headed the A’s way.
Dec 8, 2014, 10:17 PM EST
Martinez was longtime friends with the deceased Cardinals outfielder and pleaded with Taveras not to drive on the night that he and his girlfriend died in a car crash.
Dec 8, 2014, 9:39 PM EST
Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report that the Cubs and Diamondbacks are discussing a trade that would send catcher Miguel Montero to Chicago.
Dec 8, 2014, 9:21 PM EST
Kendrys Morales hit just .218/.274/.338 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 98 games this past season between the Mariners and Twins, but the Scott Boras client is again aiming high on the free agent market.
Dec 8, 2014, 8:48 PM EST
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that Diamondbacks majority owner Ken Kendrick vetoed a trade that would have sent Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and cash to Arizona for catcher Miguel Montero and multiple lower-level prospects.
Dec 8, 2014, 8:05 PM EST
There’s been some talk that the Angels could be in play for one of the top free agent starters on the market. And to create space for that pursuit, they’re apparently trying to find a taker for C.J. Wilson.
Dec 8, 2014, 7:32 PM EST
The Indians officially acquired Brandon Moss from the A’s on Monday afternoon and now have a glut of corner outfield, first base, and designated hitter types, so it’s reasonable to expect that another trade is on the horizon.
Dec 8, 2014, 6:49 PM EST
The Rangers have been suggested as a potential landing spot for Braves outfielder Justin Upton, but the Texas front office may have a different Atlanta player in its sights at this week’s Winter Meetings.
Dec 8, 2014, 6:06 PM EST
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart denied last week that he was looking to trade Mark Trumbo, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Dec 7, 2014, 5:30 PM EST
The Astros made a big push to sign free agent reliever Andrew Miller before he settled on a four-year, $36 million contract offer from the Yankees. Now the Houston front office is focusing its effort and its budget on a different late-inning option.
Dec 7, 2014, 4:48 PM EST
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the scoop …
Dec 7, 2014, 4:05 PM EST
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang is expected to be posted by his team in the Korea Baseball Organization next week, making the 27-year-old available for bidding in the heart of the MLB offseason.
Dec 7, 2014, 3:29 PM EST
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is hearing from rival MLB general managers that the Angels are making left-handed starter C.J. Wilson available for a trade ahead of this week’s Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Dec 7, 2014, 2:15 PM EST
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Braves have expressed interest in signing free agent Stephen Drew to play second base.
Dec 7, 2014, 1:27 PM EST
The Dodgers would have sent Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and money to Arizona for Montero and multiple lower-level prospects. But the majority owner of the Diamondbacks, Ken Kendrick, ruled against the trade because he likes Montero and was not comfortable trading him within the National League West.
Dec 7, 2014, 12:35 PM EST
Didi Gregorius was called “a young Derek Jeter” a couple of summers ago by former Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers and now that the 24-year-old shortstop is actually going to be playing in pinstripes — via last week’s three-team trade — the pressure is on him to in some ways meet that hype.
Dec 7, 2014, 11:21 AM EST
Scherzer, a Scott Boras client, is a bit younger than Lester and will probably command a slightly bigger contract. The righty is expected to wait until the tail end of the offseason to settle on a team.
Dec 7, 2014, 10:38 AM EST
ESPN’s Buster Olney has the scoop …
Dec 7, 2014, 9:43 AM EST
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Thursday that an unidentified team had made a four-year offer worth around $65 million to Chase Headley. The Giants are known to be aggressively pursuing the free agent third baseman, but that proposal did not come from their camp …
Dec 7, 2014, 8:56 AM EST
The GIBBYs were initiated by MLB in 2002. They’re a bit silly, but any reason is a good reason to watch that play again. Souza got a Best Buy gift card from Jordan Zimmermann for the effort.
Dec 6, 2014, 10:02 PM EST
Kyle McClellan announced on his personal Facebook page this week that he has officially retired from baseball at age 30.
Dec 6, 2014, 8:35 PM EST
Earlier this month, Seattle bought out all three of Kyle Seager’s arbitration seasons and four seasons of free agency with a seven-year, $100 million extension. Todd Frazier plays the same position as Seager, is only one year older than Seager, and had very similar numbers to Seager in 2014 …
Dec 6, 2014, 7:00 PM EST
Kevin Cash joined MLB Network on Friday to discuss being hired as the Rays’ manager …
Dec 3, 2014, 10:38 PM EST
The Cubs, Red Sox, and Giants have been called the finalists for free agent left-hander Jon Lester, but talk of a mystery team has been growing. And now that club has apparently been identified.
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